Pond Springs Cemetery Completed Jobs for Spring 2011

J. and P Ward Headstone wth cracked base

Ward headstone repaired and cleaned

I haven’t been making any entries lately so I figured that I should let all interested know what is being accomplished in the cemetery.

The Mulch Pile

Mountain of leaves on the back fence

1. The North end of the cemetery, stumps and stubble cut to ground level.
2. The sunken graves filled in with the soil and stone from the old animal dig.
3. The sunken graves were marked with fieldstones found down in the sunken gravesites.
4. Excess stone and pieces of vandalized headstone taken and added to the Memorial Wall.
5. Planted Bermuda grass around the North end and in other barren areas but haven’t received any rain.
6. Ten cinder blocks donated by Francine F. were placed on graves throughout the cemetery that needed headstones. Theses new headstones were panted white.
7. While working on resetting a footstone, another grave was found. It is about a foot below the present surface and the hole shows many cut stones in the shape of headstones.
8. Finished cutting limbs and removing small intrusive trees for the spring. This work will be continued in the coming winter.
9. Two of Mary Glenn’s grave support post for the fence were repaired.
10. The pile of limbs and cut brush were mulched with the help of Rick S., Gloria A., Suzanne M., and Buster F.
11. The fence line was sprayed with brush killer.
12. Set footstones on 2 unknown child graves that are believed to be children of Laura Woody Eller.
13. Repaired John and Pinkie Ward’s headstone base, washed the headstone, and epoxied the headstone to the base.
14. Raked leaves in the areas under the trees and moved the leaves to an area against the back fence.
15. Advertised the mulch and leaves to be picked up for free.
16. The entire cemetery was mowed on April 15th and 16th.
17. One Confederate Flag was replaced due to squirrels tearing one up.
18. Suzanne removed the rotted post from around the cemetery sign and the historical marker. White Castle Rock Stone was placed around the signs.
19. God’s Garden honoring Bill White: garden bed made, flowers planted, and being watered.

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Mary Glenns white fenced grave with repaired post.

Unknown Stewart grave 2011

Newly painted unidentified graves near to the blank Granite Headstone

A group of unidentified graves 2011

A shot across the cemetery showing many of the unidentified graves with the 2 Buttery graves in the foreground

The Memorial Wall 2011

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  1. What a wonderful job you have done. I am very anxious to find out other
    information about the Chapmans.
    What is the fee for the Association and to whom do I send it.
    Congratulations to all. I have a iron Texas Rangers cross that goes on Joseph Hyland”s grave.
    Gina Chapman Bouchard, gg grandaughter of William and Lavinia

    • For more information about the Chapman’s , I suggest you contact Shirley Barber a decendant. I can give you her email address please contact my emal below. The Associatons’ Membership Fee is $25.00 for those interested in being a member and we do take donatons of any amount for those that do not care to join. Shirley is the association treasurer and can also tell you where to send your donation.
      Joseph Hyland is buried in Bagdad Cemetery in Leander.
      Thanks for Your Interest,
      B. Ferguson
      Secretary PSHCA, Inc.
      John_Michael_Ferguson@ hotmail.com

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